MHG25008 - South Farmstead - Sluggan (South Inchluin)


Ruined southern farmstead comprising three buildings at Sluggan (South Inchluin)

Type and Period (1)

  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The footings of a single building, measuring 16m x 3.5m. It is shown on the OS 1st edition map.
Information from Ann Wakeling, 8/12/99

A project to survey and record archaeological features at Inverlaidnan and Sluggan (originally named Inchluin) was undertaken by NOSAS members in 2018

Site 70. The South Farmstead. Previously recorded as a single building, the remains of three buildings and two enclosures of improved ground are to be seen. The improved ground (but no buildings) is marked on an estate plan dated 1770 (RHP98355).

70A. Building centred on NH 87050 21583 (HC HER ID: MHG25008) The main building is aligned SW-NE and measures 12m x 3m internally. The turf covered stone footings of the walls are generally 0.5m high and there is an entrance halfway along the S wall. There are two compartments to the building, the small SW one being at a slightly higher level and just 2.5m in length.

70B Building - centred on NH 87049 21542. Aligned NW-SE this building is on the summit of a small knoll a few metres to the south of building 70. The building is rectangular and measures 6m x 3m but is, to some extent, obscured by juniper. The grass covered stone walls appear to be crudely constructed.

70C Building – centred on NH 87061 21580 Aligned SW-NE this rectangular building is roughly 7m x 2m internally although its extent is difficult to determine. The walls are seen as two slight parallel banks with stone settings 0.2m in height. It may be a predecessor of building 70A.

1st Edition OS 6" <2>

Note: Sites only partially visible on aerial photographs so location approximate. (T. Blackie 12/8/19)

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 8704 2156 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH82SE

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